St. Theresa’s holds “Scary Movie Night” fundraiser for the Canadian Cancer Society

St. Theresa’s holds “Scary Movie Night” fundraiser for the Canadian Cancer Society
Posted on 11/01/2017
Happy helpers!Written by Zsofia Hatvani, Student Journalist

St. Theresa’s Catholic High School in Midland is a highly spirited school, known throughout the community for their involvement in activities and fundraisers. The school’s focus in the month of October has been to raise money for the Canadian Cancer Society, and using many creative activities to get students to donate.

On Thursday, October 24th, the St.Theresas’ Student Council organized a “Halloween Scary Movie Night” for students to attend after school. Students could enter the cafeteria to watch the show after making a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society, and would also have the opportunity to buy sweets from the bake sale, and receive free popcorn throughout the show. All the money raised from the entrance donations and the bake sale went towards the Cancer Society.

The two movies played were “Annabelle 2” and “Rings”, shown on a large overhead projector at the front of the room. The cafeteria was decorated, along with the main entrance and lobby, with scary, halloween themed decorations. Part of the cafeteria was organized into a traditional movie theatre with benches and comfortable seats , while the front of the cafeteria facing the projector was left as an open space for students to sit.

“It’s going to be a great night, we will be watching two up-and-coming horror movies and hopefully do some fundraising for the Cancer Society at the bake sale,” said Cory R., St. Theresa's’ Fundraising Coordinator during the opening hour of the show.

Preparations for the night had been made weeks prior, and setup for the show, including decorating and preparing the films and audio were done by the Student Council. “It's basically been the same tradition since we've been doing scary halloween movie night at the school, the theme we were going for was the typical cheesy and traditional horror, but also a little scary,” said President Secretary, Leah H., when asked about the theme of the fundraising night.

The school also had other Halloween themed fundraising activities during the month of October. Mrs. Clancy, the dramatic arts teacher and students from her classes from previous years, created a “haunted house” in the drama room at the school. This involved students dressing up and decorating the room into a scary fairytale themed haunted house. Students made a donation to take a tour through the haunted house.